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Day 6 of Illness: Viral Fever (and Flu?)

22/04/2012

Day 6 of Illness: Viral Fever (and Flu?)

Its Day 6 today. Not sure whether its just a viral fever or a flu, but I have had to cancel three over appointments this weekend, and one on Tuesday. Just in case I'm not well by then.
So it started on a Tuesday.

Well, actually it could have started last Wednesday, where three of us got caught in the rain for an hour when we went hiking up Bukit Gasing. We went back and took a warm shower.

When I met Asta on Saturday, she had already a runny nose.

On Sunday, I met with Syed, he had a cough.

On Monday, I met with Jason who had a fever. His fever started on Sunday though. He said his fever broke yesterday (on his Day 7). Did I get it from him too?

I went to do a blood test on Friday at the Taman Desa clinic (my Day 4). The results came back negative, being a viral fever, I was informed.

ZaYin, one of the three who went hiking has been infection free. I would attest it to the fact that she takes cod liver oil and Royal Jelly supplements religiously? Perhaps this has built up her immune system, I reckon.

ZaYin also does not like to share food.... Good move, maybe thats why she is not sick. LOL.






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Are you going for Bersih 3.0?

21/04/2012

Are you going for Bersih 3.0?

So the topic of Bersih was a conversation piece during dinner time. I haven't really thought of it, but decided to read more about it on the blogosphere. .

It seems that the Bersih 1 caused a political tsunami in 2008 causing BN (National Coalition) to lose a number of seats.

Bersih 2.0 in July 2011 was a walk rally, where infamous incidents included tear gas being sprayed into Tung Shin hospital. The aftermath was the Health Minister, Low, and Tung Shin head of board, Ng, both denying any accusations that no such incident ever happened.

And the final outcome? The policemen are the one who are being made the scapegoat in this entire pass-the-buck episode.

I'm sure the police will be more careful this time around for Bersih 3.0, just to protect their asses.

Now there is Bersih 3.0, a sit down protest in Dataran Merdeka. It is held in lieu of the upcoming 13th General Elections, with hopes that there will be changes made towards a more transparent election reform.

The date set for this is 28th April 2012, at Dataran Merdeka, 14.00- 16.00 hours.

It is also organized on a global basis all over the world. For my mates in Sydney, its held in Martin Place at the same time, and same day.

Do what you can for a fairer and transparent government, both Malaysian and non malaysians alike! It is your future!!

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Cod Liver Oil & Vit C for cold, coughs and the flu.

19/04/2012

Cod Liver Oil & Vit C for cold, coughs and the flu.

So I caught a fever in the last two days, and I've been taking vitamin C (1000mg), manuka honey and also cod liver oil (1000mg). I did take paracetamol twice so far, but decided to cut down on it.
VITAMIN C:
cforyourself.com/Conditions/Colds___Flu/colds___flu.html
The advice went:
"If you would like to see for yourself (pun intended) if Vitamin C will help you prevent or minimize colds, please follow the following procedure:
Take Vitamin C to bowel tolerance limit twice a day. If you start to feel a cold coming on, increase this level to at least 1000mg per hour or as much as you can tolerate. This must be started IMMEDIATELY.
Continue this for as long as your bowel tolerance level stays high.
While the C will help no matter when you take it, once the infection has a foothold, it will not be AS effective."

From:
drbenkim.com/cold-flu-difference-health.html
A comment on fish liver old went as follows:
FOR A FLU, 1000mg (or 1g) of COD LIVER OIL
-EVERY 2 HOURS
FOR A COLD 1000mg (or 1g or a capsule)
- EVERY 4 HOURS
FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME 1000mg (or 1g or a capsule) EVERY FOUR HOURS FOR SIX WEEKS
-FOR ARTHRITIS: 10 cc (or 10,000mg) ON AN EMPTY STOMACH ABOUT 1AM IN THE MORNING, YOU WILL WAKE UP FEELING AS IF SOMEONE HAS PUT A PUMP OF GREASE IN EACH KNEE.
OTHER FISH LIVER OIL LINKS:
lewrockwell.com/orig/tucker9.html
mademan.com/mm/what-best-over-counter-flu-remedy.html
Heck, personally I dont like anything that smells like fish, so maybe Scott's Emulsion Orange will have to do in future...
The information page for Scott's state:
Per Scott's Emulsion Cod liver oil 1,384 mg,
Na hypophosphite 73.9, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU,
Ca hypophosphite 147.7 mg.
Per Scott's Emulsion Orange Cod liver oil 17.25 g, vit A 850 IU, vit D 85 IU, Ca hypophosphite 414 mg
Indications
KIMCHI:
Totally unrelated, but since I do take kimchi, it is said to aid in maintenance of good digestion due to its content of probiotics. However thats for long term maintenance, not when my body has already caught an infection. Oh well.....
paleohacks.com/questions/112238/does-rinsing-kimchi-affect-the-probiotic-content#axzz1sPg2dZjx
So what do you take to maintain your health these days?

Outcome:
 My health was back to normal after 7 days. I was still heaty, but it was not as bad as my friend Jason who took up to three weeks to recover as he did not take any supplements during the fever. Apparently he had viral laryngitis.

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